Older adults with acute myeloid leukemia
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- Sekeres, M.A. & Stone, R. Curr Oncol Rep (2002) 4: 403. doi:10.1007/s11912-002-0034-y
Acute myeloid leukemia (AML) occurs most frequently in older adults, with a median age range from 65 to 70 years. Both the disease and its treatment are distinct from their counterparts in young patients. Herein we characterize the intrinsic biologic features of AML as it occurs in the older population, review currently available therapeutic approaches, and discuss therapeutic strategies in development.